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The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS offers access to dedicated neutron scattering instruments at:

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching, Germany,

Institute Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France,

Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) in Oak Ridge, USA.

In order to apply for beam time, you are invited to submit a proposal. The MLZ international panel reviews the submitted proposals twice per year, and recommends the beam time allocation on the basis of their scientific merit. JCNS offers beam time at its MLZ instruments to scientists from all over the world regardless of the country in which they are conducting their research, while beam time at the ILL and SNS instruments is provided to German affiliated users only.

We encourage worldwide users to apply for beam time at the JCNS instruments at MLZ. The CALL FOR PROPOSALS file will soon be available here for download.

Deadline for proposal submission to SNS and ILL instruments is March 10th, 2019

Deadline for proposal submission to MLZ instruments is March 22nd, 2019

Accepted proposals will be invited for experiments in the second half of 2019.

Detailed information on how to get and use the beamtime at the JCNS outstations is available through this website or using the following links:


JCNS currently operates the following instruments at three different locations:  

BIODIFFDiffractometer for Large Unit CellMLZ
DNSDiffuse Neutron Scattering SpectrometerMLZ
HEIDISingle Crystal Diffractometer on Hot SourceMLZ
J-NSENeutron Spin-Echo SpectrometerMLZ
KWS-1Small Angle Scattering DiffractometerMLZ
KWS-2Small Angle Scattering DiffractometerMLZ
KWS-3Very Small Angle Scattering DiffractometerMLZ
MARIAMagnetic Reflectometer with High Incident AngleMLZ
PANDACold Three Axis SpectrometerMLZ
POLIPolarized Hot Neutron DiffractometerMLZ
SPHERESBackscattering SpectrometerMLZ
IN12Cold Neutron Three Axis SpectrometerILL
IN22*Thermal Neutron Three Axis SpectrometerILL
D23*Thermal Neutron Two Axis DiffractometerILL
BASIS*Backscattering Spectrometer SNS
POWGEN*Powder Diffractometer SNS
SNS-NSENeutron Spin Echo Spectrometer SNS

*JCNS offers beamtime to German affiliated users